Kit Carson

Location: Vine Grove, Kentucky | Years Designing: 44

Kit retired as a ranking Master Sergeant and ultimately became a high profile member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. Kit designed the successful M16® knife series named one of the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade Magazine. Inducted into the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 2012, Kit’s industry influence was felt far and wide. He even mentored such greats as Ken Onion. Kit passed in 2014. The Carson family requests that donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at Parkinson.org

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  1. M16®-02KS M16®-02KS
    M16®-02KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $64.99
    Rating:
    80%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  2. M16®-04KS M16®-04KS
    M16®-04KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $49.99 was $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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    M40® - 02 M40® - 02
    M40® - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $109.99
    • Innovative Deadbolt® Locking Mechanism is Simple to Use and Provides Incredible Strength
    • Flipper Opening Combined with IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System Deploys the Blade Smooth and Fast
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon and Aluminum Bolster Handle is Strong and Lightweight
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  3. M16® - 02Z TANTO M16® - 02Z TANTO
    M16® - 02Z TANTO

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    60%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  4. M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC
    M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Rating:
    100%
    • 100% Made in the USA
    • Push Button Automatic Opening w/Patented Safety
    • Lightweight Black Anodized Aluminum Handles
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  5. M16® - 04S CLASSIC M16® - 04S CLASSIC
    M16® - 04S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    80%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  6. M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE
    M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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